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Kids Pasta recipes
Last Updated : Jul 18,2017
Top Pasta Recipes for Kids
With their wondrous shapes and chewy texture, it is natural for kids to fall in love with pasta. Mixed and matched with colourful veggies, cheese, and creamy, tangy and herby sauces, they make a lovely snack. Actually, the good thing about pasta is that it is very versatile. Depending on how light or heavy you make it, you can serve it any time of the day – it can be lunch, an after-school snack or even dinner. While many people think that pasta cannot be packed in the tiffin box for lunch, it can be done if you know the right consistency in which to cook it, such that it does not get chewy by afternoon.
You can choose pastas of different shapes, couple them with juicy and colourful veggies, and cook them in different bases, such as tomato sauce, red sauce, creamy white sauce etc. Whatever be the base you decide on, you must ensure that the sauce coats the pasta completely, but does not appear too watery or saucy either. Depending on your preferences, you can alter the amount of cheese, herbs and other seasoning used. Likewise, pasta can also be cooked on the stove, or baked. Both methods give the dish different flavours and aromas!
Some of the all-time favourite kids’ pastas are the Cheesy Vegetable Pasta, Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Macaroni Pasta. The Baked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce, Pasta in Red Sauce and Creamy Pesto Sauce have exotic tastes and visuals, and are sure to be loved by kids. If one fine day, you want to surprise your kids with pasta in their tiffin dabba, go for the Quick Spaghetti. It tastes awesome, and is made such that it remains good in the tiffin box for a couple of hours. Moreover, it is also quite quick, so it’s just perfect to make on a busy morning!
Pastas are drool-worthy, filling dishes that are much-loved by kids. They also give you a nice, tasty way to sneak loads of veggies into your kids’ diets. If you are concerned about maida in your pasta, you can go for organic, whole wheat options that are easily available in specialty stores these days. Nevertheless, making pastas once in a while is a great way to get into your kids’ good books, and with the unending variety of recipes we share with you, you can stay in their good books for a long, long time to come!
Things to keep in mind when making kids’ pastas
|1. ||Should not be spicy.
|2. ||Must not be too dry or too saucy – just make sure the sauce coats the pasta well.
|3. ||Make it tasty and cheesy, like kids love it!
|4. ||Try to make it look attractive too.
|5. ||Cut the veggies in an optimum size – if too chunky, your kids might create a fuss.
11 Jan 15
Pasta in Red Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Perfectly-cooked fusilli and richly flavoured tomato sauce come across as a heavenly match.
An assortment of ingredients ranging from onions and garlic to peppercorns, herbs and bay leaves offer their unique flavours to this intense tomato-based sauce, making the Pasta in Red Sauce an experience th ....
12 Aug 14
Mac ‘n’ Cheese by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, plain is beautiful especially when it comes to cooking for kids! Here is a simple combination of macaroni and cheese, both of which are kiddie favourites, flavoured mildly with freshly ground pepper. A baked finish and a garnish of bread crumbs gives Mac ‘n’ Cheese an
au gratin feel.
02 Oct 15
Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats) by Tarla Dalal
Pesto, a sauce made of nuts and herbs is made richer here by the addition of spinach, which gives it a vibrant colour, unique flavour and creamier texture too. Along with olive oil and cheese, it makes a great home for perfectly cooked fusilli. Kids are sure to enjoy this Creamy Pesto Pasta for lunc ....
11 Jan 15
Creamy Tomato Spaghetti by Tarla Dalal
Some like it creamy, some like it tangy, some like their spaghetti to feature the best of both worlds! The Creamy Tomato Spaghetti is perfect for all – it has tomatoes in abundance including sun-dried, fresh cherry tomatoes, a good dose of cream and a dash of chilli flakes too.
08 Feb 16
Macaroni Hot Pot by Tarla Dalal
Macroni Hot Pot, a tiffin treat that tops children’s “must have list”, this dish makes a complete healthy meal with toasted bread. Remember to pack extra portions!
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01 Mar 17
Lentil and Vegetable Broth, One Dish Meal by Tarla Dalal
Lentil and vegetable broth is the ideal way to start a hearty meal; alternatively it's so jam-packed with the goodness of vegetables that it could even serve as a whole meal by itself!
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30 Sep 15
Creamy and Cheesy Macaroni by Tarla Dalal
Macaroni is a timeless, ageless treat that delights everybody! Here it comes to your table in a truly luscious form, loaded with cream, cheese and crunchy veggies. Chilli flakes and tomato ketchup add streaks of peppy flavour to this sensational creation.
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11 Jan 15
Bow Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Bow Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce is a simple and elegant dish that suits homely meals as well as parties. To make this quick and easy dish, perfectly cooked farfalle is simmered with a sauce of sun-dried tomato pesto, fresh cream and milk, and served garnished with aromatic celery. Prepar ....
12 Aug 14
Cheesy Vegetable Pasta by Tarla Dalal
All it takes is a little smartness to make delicious cheesy pasta within minutes! Cooking cheese slices in milk results in a creamy sauce-like base for the cooked penne and veggies. Choose a colourful combination of vegetables like capsicum and sweet corn, and balance the amount of salt and pepper, ....
10 Oct 14
Whole Wheat Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce by Tarla Dalal
A smart combination of the right ingredients is essential to ensure the maximum uptake of iron from a recipe. In this wholesome Whole Wheat Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce, we have done away with cheese because calcium hinders the absorption of iron. Iron-rich red pumpkin is used in the place of milk to ....
19 Aug 16
Indian Style Macaroni by Tarla Dalal
The culinary art knows no barrier, whatsoever. It is limited only by one’s imagination. You can take an Indian variant of rice and top it with an Oriental sauce, you can take a classic Italian ingredient like macaroni and cook it in Indian style. Well, what stops you!
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11 Jan 15
Fettuccine in Celery Almond Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Here is a rare delicacy out of Italian cuisine! Ribbon-like strands of fettuccine are dunked in a creamy celery and almond sauce to present a memorable treat. While adults will love the gourmet feel of the Fettuccine in Celery Almond Sauce, kids will enjoy the smooth, slippery strands.
11 Jan 15
Pasta and Vegetable Casserole by Tarla Dalal
An assortment of veggies are roasted with chopped garlic and olive oil and pasta mixed with a gooey cheese sauce made of grated cheese, plain flour and butter and with a generous sprinkling of cheese on top.
17 Oct 16
Baked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Baked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce is an all-time favourite pasta preparation that appeals to all with its simple yet tangy flavour. Here, the spaghetti is cooked in a flavourful tomato sauce, garnished with cheese, and baked till perfectly done.
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